Walt Disney drops new ‘Encanto’ trailer, John Leguizamo joins voice cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a brand new trailer and poster of Encanto, the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto. Critical Thinking actor John Leguizamo has joined the voice cast of the upcoming feature film that opens in theaters on 24 November 2021.

“I was so pumped to be asked to the party. Lin-Manuel [Miranda] wrote me a rap, and I flipped out! Plus, this is such a beautiful story set in Colombia. It’s a first in so many ways. The magic is enchanting, the comedy is so sharp, and the world created is irresistible,” said Leguizamo.

He lends his voice to Bruno, Mirabel’s uncle who is gifted with the ability to see the future. Bruno’s honest, often doomsaying predictions aren’t always well received by the rest of the family, so he disappeared long ago, becoming the uncle no one talks about.

Throwing some light on his character Leguizamo said, “Bruno is so compelling because he is that guy that never quite fits. He’s an outsider, but he also understands the world better because he’s always wanted to belong to it.”

The voice cast also includes Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother Alma also known as Abuela; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as Mirabel’s parents, Julieta and Agustín. Then Diane Guererro and Jessica Darrow are there as Mirabel’s sisters, Isabela and Luisa. 

Also lending their voices are Carolina Gaitán and Mauro Castillo as Mirabel’s aunt and uncle, Pepa and Félix; and Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins Dolores, Camilo and Antonio, respectively.

The film features all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda known for Hamilton and Moana. It is directed by Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled) and Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia) and co-directed by Charise Castro Smith, the writer of The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez

It is produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film. 

The filmmakers were deeply inspired by their research trip to Colombia during early development of Encanto as well as their continuous work with a group of expert consultants assembled through the course of the film’s production.

The new trailer immediately draws the viewers to the vibrant magical world of Encanto, taking you along Mirabel’s journey. Each child has been blessed with a magic gift unique to them—each child except Mirabel. But when the family’s home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope.

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